November 06, 2007
"The Files Are In The Computer."
Being the first in an occasional series of explanations for phrases that I use in the course of my day.
If I'm fixing or not fixing your machine and you hear me say "The spreadsheet is in the computer, Derek," this is what I'm talking about:
There is a scene in the comedy "Zoolander" in which two characters are sent to an office with the orders to retrieve files that are "in the computer," a description they take literally and attempt to disassemble the computer on the desk in an homage to the simians at the beginning of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
'In The Computer': Click to hear dialogue spoken by Christine Taylor and Owen Wilson.